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Protron PLTV32M Can not connect hdmi to Laptop

I connected my hdmi male to male cable from my Protron PLTV32M and can not get my Laptop to recognize the LCD TV. I checked the cable by connecting the LCD TV to my XBOX360. The XBOX360 works fine with it gives video and audio. I have a Radeon 5400 graphics card in my laptop. It is an onboard video adapter. When I connect a vga cable and put the Protron PLTV32M into vga mode it is recognized by the laptop with no problem. Just can not get it to detect the LCD when I put it in dvi mode. The connection in the back is definitely hdmi even though the OSD screen says DVI as the mode. Checked everywhere but can not find an answer. Please help, I miss my HDMI.

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  • Jason Morris Feb 16, 2012

    What type of laptop do you have?(model)

  • Mitchell Juergens Feb 17, 2012

    I have a Hewlett Packard Pavilion Dv7 Notebook.

  • Mitchell Juergens Feb 17, 2012

    I forgot to mention that last year I dropped the laptop and damaged the DVD Drive. So the problem might be related to that. I am very proficient at working on the inside of laptops I have taken them apart before and have fixed problems. I just want to resolve anything that might be software related or anything I might have missed before opening the laptop and working inside it.

  • Jason Morris Feb 17, 2012

    Hold down the FN key(function) and tap F4 until it switches to hdmi.

  • Mitchell Juergens Feb 17, 2012

    Tried that it does not show an option for hdmi. This only seems to work when I have the external vga cable connected between the latptop and my LCD TV.
    Any other suggestions.

  • Mitchell Juergens Mar 03, 2012

    Ok So I decided today I would take my laptop to Staples since I bought it there. I brought my brand new HDMI male to male cable with me. Told the salesperson I wanted to see whether my laptops HDMI was working and wanted to test my laptop with there LCD Monitor. Connected my laptop using HDMI cable to the HDMI port on there LCD Monitor and it instantly connected. After this I brought my laptop back to my home and connected it to my Protron PLTV-32M and switched the input source to DVI and nothing but a blue screen. Remember earlier in my post I said I successfully connected an XBOX360 using the same HDMI cable to the Protron PLTV-32. So any suggestions would be helpful.

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